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 Post subject: Royal Pennock: Austin LWB Sheerline Princess Limousine
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Pennock Austin LWB Sheerline Princess Royal Limousine

The car shown below is a unique Austin long wheelbase Sheerline Princess, built for the Dutch Royal Household. In 1950 Queen Juliana of The Netherlands ordered Pennock to construct a six cylinder convertible. She had once been driven around in a lengthened Renault in Paris and decided she wanted something similar.

The Austin Sheerline Limousine DM1L (left hand drive) chassis was delivered by the Rotterdam Austin Dealer Stokvis & Sons and found it's way to Pennock by the end of january 1951. All drawings were lost but the final invoice from Pennock to the Royal Household shows that the car was completed in february 1952. This unique Double Convertible Town Car featured beautiful inlaid woodwork and flagstaffs in the front fenders.

The Dutch Royal household sold the car in 1958, because it was eventually considered too large. After 1960 the car was moved through several owner's hands in the United States, but was eventually found in a barn, where it had been standing still for a long period of time.

Recently the car was brought back to Holland by a Dutch collector, who tracked the car through the internet. The car is in a heavily used condition, but the new owner is planning a restoration. It would be nice if he joins the forum!


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 Post subject: Re: Royal Pennock: Austin LWB Sheerline Princess Limousine
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Here are some pictures of the car taken in 1960.


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 Post subject: Re: Royal Pennock: Austin LWB Sheerline Princess Limousine
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Though this pic makes more sense like this...


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 Post subject: Re: Royal Pennock: Austin LWB Sheerline Princess Limousine
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Ah, is that the way it should be........ :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Royal Pennock: Austin LWB Sheerline Princess Limousine
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:51 pm 
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another pic


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